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rls7201

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About rls7201

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  • Birthday 02/16/1943

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    Gladstone, MO
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  1. rls7201

    Safe or Comfortable

    My 95 Bounder is on a Ford F53 17,000# chassis, 6000# front and 11,000# rear. When loaded for a trip both axles are near capacity. The tires are capable of 3,042# in a single tire configuration and 2,778# in a dual tire configuration. They run at close to maximum capacity when the coach is loaded for a trip. The 85 series tires have a tall sidewall and are subject to flex, unless all steel cord tires are used. Thus Ford install Michelin XPS all steel cord tires. The long over hang has been used as an excuse for years for poor handling. Bah Num Bug! My ol Bounder handles very well. In the high winds, I am comfortable driving when some coaches and over the road trucks are parking it. I welcome any one to drive my coach to see for themselves. See ya in Quartzsite. Richard
  2. rls7201

    Safe or Comfortable

    Your logic is wrong! Think about it a while, go back to your geometry book. What I said is correct.
  3. rls7201

    Safe or Comfortable

    What no one seems to think about when discussing wheel base to coach length is axle weights. In my case my 95 32H Bounder is 33' long with a 13' over hang on a 190" wheel base and has perfect weight balance on both axles. If the wheel base was extended, the front axle would be over weight. My coach handles very well with no more than an added front track bar and getting the toe-in set properly. It will not handle well with low budget rags for tires. Tried that and went back to the XPS Michelins that Ford installed as OEM. Sure I feel trucks passing me but with a little input on the steering wheel, I stay in my lane. It's not a scary scenario, like some experience. Richard
  4. rls7201

    Towing a Honda CRV

    We tow a 2013 CRV, with brake buddy, with no battery problems. If you have the navigation display, you must pull the fuse indicated in your owners manual. Most owners with out the navigation display find pulling the fuse unnecessary. Richard
  5. We tow a 2013 CRV, with brake buddy, with no battery problems. If you have the navigation display, you must pull the fuse indicated in your owners manual. Most owners with out the navigation display find pulling the fuse unnecessary.

    Richard

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